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What’s Changed for Associations Post-GDPR?

Here are three ways GDPR is reshaping the member experience

Believe it or not, it’s been more than three months since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25. While GDPR’s enforcement date is behind us, the work to safeguard members’ data continues, says Tom Foley, vice president of membership and customer development at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He’s been busy all summer making changes that protect member data, and that work is happening whether IFT members notice it or not.

“If anything, there hasn’t been a big shift externally that our member might have noticed, but internally, I think we now have a better handle on our data,” Foley says. “This wasn’t a one-time exercise for May 2018. We’re continuing to have meetings with our team and look at different components to strengthen policies and procedures to stay compliant with GDPR.”

Here are three ways GDPR transformed operations at IFT.

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